For this month’s competition, a lucky reader can win an A4 size PET PORTRAIT* from Pawtraits by Maria.
An artist originally from Cornwall, Maria creates pet portrait and wildlife art in pastels. Growing up in Cornwall, surrounded by the sea and countryside, Maria was drawn to art at a young age, inspired by nature and her natural surroundings. Maria is a self taught artist and found a love for pastels 8 years ago.
Each portrait takes between 20-30hrs to complete and Maria strives for realism with each portrait, capturing the animal's character.
Now living in Burton-on-Trent, her love of creating continues to grow, expressing her creativity in different avenues, including furniture up-cycling as well as her pastel portraits.
You can find more information on facebook at: Pawtraits by Maria
To enter this month’s competition, all you have to do is email your name, address and daytime telephone contact number to:
Alternatively, you can post your details to:
Local Links Media
Pawtraits by Maria Competition
PO Box 8049
The closing date for entries is the 12th of December and the winners will be announced in our January edition. Good luck to everyone who enters!
*Ts&Cs: A digital photo is required, it must be a clear portrait image of the pet. A few different head shots would be preferable. I can offer an alternative painting if a suitable photo cannot be provided or the winner doesn't have a pet.